Dr. Amir Zeid is the director of RISE (Center for Research in Informatics, Sciences and Engineering) and an Associate Professor of Computer Science at the American University of Kuwait (AUK). He has over 70 publications in international conferences and journals. Dr. Zeid's research interests include: global software engineering, cloud computing, gender issues in computing and adaptive learning methods. He received numerous research funding grants and international awards.
Throughout his career, Dr. Zeid dedicated his efforts to unleashing talents of young innovators in the Middle East to create new generations of creative minds. Through coaching student teams over the years, Dr. Zeid managed to help students share their innovations with the world through international competitions like, Microsoft Imagine Cup. He also served as a judge in many prestigious innovation competitions. He lead the organization of many international technology innovation events and competitions.
In 2014, Dr. Zeid was the founding Director of RISE at the American University of Kuwait to be the first science center in the university, and among a few in Kuwait. One of the research lines the center is currently working on is women in computing. He is a member of ACM and IEEE.
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Sample Publications/Detailed Resume: http://www.auk.edu.kw/academics/cas/CSIS/CSIS_f_Amir_Zeid.jsp#